a woman sets the table at an outdoor kitchen/dining area
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Checklist: What to Do, When

For movable kitchens, just roll and go. But for built-in ones with plumbing and electric, you'll likely need some help from the pros. Follow this game plan:

1. Hire a contractor (if needed)
2. Get permits
3. Gather materials
4. Run utility lines
5. Install hardscaping
6. Buy appliances
7. Add built-ins
8. Hook up lighting
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